Tannat

The combination of elevation and distance from the coast creates a very cool site that still has a long enough hang time to fully ripen Tannat. The final wine is serious and focused with a bright ruby hue. The nose is youthful and bright and the palate retains a lightness indicative of its cool climate origins. It is extremely drinkable with firm tannins around a core of earthy black currants, violets, and a slight exotic hint of Neroli oil.

 

Vintage
2015
Appellation
Mendocino County
Varietals
Tannat
Alcohol
13.3%
Sulfur
Minimal
Soil Type
Decomposed sandstone
Annual Production
125 Cases
Vinification Method
Fruit was partially destemmed into concrete vats, ~20% whole cluster. Fermentation occurred spontaneously after a few days and the grapes were punched down and pumped over for 7 days. The must was pressed and only the free run was kept for this wine. Élevage was in small barrels with a small amount of new French oak used.